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Roger Cotes

Roger Cotes FRS was an English mathematician, known for working closely with Isaac Newton by proofreading the second edition of his famous book, the Principia, before publication. He also invented the quadrature formulas known as Newton–Cotes formulas, and made a geometric argument that can be interpreted as a logarithmic version of Euler's formula. He was the first Plumian Professor at Cambridge University from 1707 until his death... Read More

Born10 July 1682
Burbage, Leicestershire, England
Died5 June 1716 (aged 33)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
NationalityBritish
FieldsMathematician
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